Candidates for the M.P.A. program should:
- Have an undergraduate GPA of greater than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Provide a statement of purpose explaining why they have chosen to pursue graduate education in public administration and a career in public service
The program requires 39 credit hours overall, including:
- 27 hours of M.P.A. core coursework
- Including a three-hour internship
- 12 hours of electives
For law students enrolled in the joint J.D./M.P.A. program, the nine hours of elective coursework is fulfilled through approved law courses. Additionally, nine hours of political science courses are counted toward the J.D.